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  1. Scratch Hemingway... just realized that it's already closed for renovation. Anybody know where Colin Field went?
  2. May 13 will be at Longchamp all day followed by a late afternoon visit to Tour Eiffel (husband has never been). Dinner at Fermin le Barbier (19h30). Where should we cap off the evening after that? Wine bars or good cocktail program would be nice. Was thinking the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz, perhaps. Thanks in advance, S.
  3. Surprising my social buttefly husband with a trip to London for his birthday in May. And while we're both more than willing to hit up the Michelin starred, celeb-chef run, fancy tea establishments, being his first trip to London, I think that this trip will be devoted to the pub. Of course, a rec for a good mid-range place for his birthday dinner would be happily received. That being said, I haven't spent nearly enough time in London myself to have put together my own personal lists of places for a good pint (or glass of wine) and good food. I've been reading a lot and have a list of possibles
  4. Sorry I missed you, Holly! But, I'm glad that you had a great trip!
  5. Great photos! It looks like you packed A LOT into two days! I've never had a poboy at Elizabeth's so I'm curious to hear what you thought. Glad you enjoyed yourselves! S.
  6. You are so welcome, Katie! I hope you get to come to town soon!
  7. For the Wednesday breakfast, I guess it all depends on what kind of 'experience' you're looking for. If great local food is what you're after, and you don't care about being in the Quarter or in a Brennan's-esque setting, then I would suggest Elizabeth's in the Bywater which is a short cab ride away. Their praline bacon, boudin balls, and duck hash beat the pants off of Brennan's any day (in my very humble opinion). Or take the streetcar Uptown to Camillia Grill for a totally different experience, but a great experience nonetheless. An omelette stuffed with cheese, corned beef and french frie
  8. Sarabeth

    Rosh Hashana

    On another board I saw mention (and a glorious picture) of a bienenstich kuchen: a bee sting cake. I am having a horrible time trying to find a recipe. I make a honey pound cake that is very good, but I'd like to add this to the honey-cakes-that-work file! L'shanah tovah!
  9. I'm so glad that you made it to Parkway. It's around the corner from my house and and so it's my de facto poboy joint. While I am also partial to the 50/50, I love their corned beef. Glad you enjoyed it!
  10. That drink, by that man, is one of my favorite reasons for living in this town. Nice picture of it, too!
  11. If you get this today.... go by the Freret Market and buy a jar of sweet/hot bread and butter pickles from Ms. Constant. They are so good I might just start growing cucumbers to give to her so she'll can batches just for me! (I agree with you on the tomatoes... the only good ones I had all season were golden ones at Cafe Minh.)
  12. We went to The Country Club with Chef Chris DeBarr (formerly of the Delachaise) and Chef Miles Prescott. Drinks were by Jeff "Beachbum" Berry and Wayne Curtis and it was, as billed, Tiki-licious!! I had intended to take lots of pictures, but somehow that didn't happen. I'm going to to chalk it up to the liquor. Here's how it rolled: The welcoming cocktail was "The Ginger Grant": citrus, honey, rum, bitters, and (I think one of the sponsors) Domaine de Canton, which is a ginger liquor. At the end of the night we all got little bottles of it to take home. A very nice touch, I thought. First came
  13. I second Parkway Bakery... they are my favorite shrimp poboy in the city. I did have the bbq shrimp poboy at Liuzza's By The Track for lunch today though... I admit that I asked for extra bread to soak up the gravy. Guilty as charged. For the Friday dinner, I would recommend Petite Grocery or Ralphs on the Park. Grocery is a classy room with excellent food and service. Their steak tartare was great, as was the rest of the meal the last time I was there. Ralph's is in my neighborhood and also one of my favorite standbys in the city. The food is always good and beautifully presented. The view o
  14. And just to toss my two cents into the ring... We celebrated my husband's birthday last month at Brigtsen's. It was fabulous in every possible way: champagne brought out to the hallway while we waited for our table, wonderfully friendly but not intrusive service, and of course, amazing food in a beautiful setting. They even sprinkled birthday confetti on the table. It was a wonderful evening: elegant but not pretentious. I would also include Ralph's On The Park for beautiful setting and excellent locally inspired food.
  15. Thanks for the compliment. He's having fun and is now experimenting with smoked crawfish. We did some for ourselves this weekend and they are definitely a different taste. I'm not sure they'll be ready to go for the Oak St. BBQ Festival, so he'll probably just stick to the Boston Butt. I've heard of Walker, but we haven't been yet. I think you're right on about the operations offering good barbecue. I wonder if it doesn't have something to do with the amount of time it takes to smoke meat well... from figuring out how long the meat has to smoke, to what kind of wood, to what kind of seasoning,
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